Understanding Dementia

Understanding Dementia

About dementia, treatments and who is involved in dementia healthcare

Steps you can take

Steps you can take

Stay connected with your family and friends, find about about supports and resources

Living well with dementia

Living well with dementia

Practical tips for daily living, staying active and using technology

Plan for the future

Plan for the future

Information about legal and financial planning and about driving and dementia

Resources & services

Resources & services

Information about resources you can use.

I am under 65...

I am under 65...

About younger-onset dementia, employment rights and talking to children and young people.

Living with dementia quotes

  • I thought to myself – What can I do now? What do I do now? What I do now is walk around with a smile on my face because I’m still alive and I’m still happy, enjoying my life. — Person with Dementia
  • It is hard at times because of the things you can no longer do. You definitely feel different. — Person with Dementia
  • I stay positive because I made a decision to keep a positive attitude — Person with Dementia
  • In the weeks and months after a diagnosis you might feel isolated and low but it gets better. — Person with dementia
  • When I was first diagnosed, Lewy body dementia meant nothing to me. I was very surprised. I feel more positive now. — Person with dementia

More information

About Alzheimer Ireland

The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of people who were caring for a family member with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. Find out what we docontact us and more

About our services

We offer a range of services for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, their families and carers. All our services operate using the philosophy of person centred care.

Featured Events

Fundraising is an extremely important source of revenue for our services and takes place locally across Ireland as well as through national events and campaigns. We aim is to raise €5 million a year.

Campaigns

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has, since it was founded, campaigned on behalf of people with dementia and their carers to improve the lives of all those affected by dementia.

Shop

We have many items available for sale through our shop. Buy these items will help raise much needed funds for The Society to continue providing vital service all around the country.